Little Waldingfield Neighbourhood Plan
The Little Waldingfield Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is being prepared by the parish council and local residents. When complete, it will be used to help guide and shape future development in the parish.
Reg 18 Decision Statement (20 July 2021) - Plan being advanced to local referendum
On 5 July 2021, Babergh’s cabinet committee agreed that the Little Waldingfield NDP should proceed to a local referendum.
This is subject to implementation of all the modifications set out in the independent examiner's report. The decision is confirmed through publication of the following statement:
As soon as we are able to do so, we will publish the referendum version of the NDP. Once we have published this, we will be able to confirm a date for the referendum. This will be subject to any revised guidance caused by COVID-19.
Reg 17 Independent Examination (Final Report dated 22 March 2021)
Babergh District Council appointed Ann Skippers BSc (Hons) MRTPI FHEA FRSA AoU to carry out an independent examination of the Little Waldingfield NDP. The examination was conducted through written correspondence.
On 22 March 2021, the examiner issued her final report. It recommends that, subject to modification, the Little Waldingfield NDP meets the basic conditions and should proceed to a local referendum.
Planning practice guidance also provides advice on the weight to be attached to a post-examination plan.
Reg 16 Submission Consultation (14 Oct 2020 - 27 Nov 2020)
The district council undertook formal consultation of the submitted NDP to see if it fulfils the Basic Conditions set out in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
The consultation was carried out in accordance with Regulation 16 of The Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 (as amended). The consultation period ran from Wed 14 October to Fri 27 November 2020.
The parish council (the qualifying body) had formally submitted the following documents:
- A map identifying the area to which the proposed NDP relates
- The submission draft Little Waldingfield NDP
- A Consultation Statement
- A Basic Conditions Statement
- A copy of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Determination Notice
- A copy of the Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Determination Notice
- A list of other supporting documents
An assessment as to whether this NDP fulfils the basic conditions will be carried out by an independent examiner. An initial check was carried out to confirm that the relevant requirements had been met at this stage. View the Regulation 15 Checklist
Respondents were reminded that their comments would be forwarded to the examiner and (with the exception of personal details) published on this website.
Reg 14 Pre-submission consultation (5 June to 24 July 2020)
Pre-submission consultation on the draft NDP took place between 5 June and 24 July 2020.
SEA/HRA Screening & Determination (Jun 2020)
The pre-submission draft NDP was screened to determine if an SEA and/or an HRA were needed. Both were 'screened-out'. The relevant reports and determination notices, which confirm that the plan is unlikely to have significant environmental effects, are published below:
- Read the Little Waldingfield NDP SEA Screening Report (Land Use Consultants, Apr 2020)
- Read the Little Waldingfield NDP SEA Determination Notice (June 2020)
- Read the Little Waldingfield NDP HRA Screening Report (Place Services, Apr 2020)
- Read the Little Waldingfield NDP HRA Determination Notice (June 2020)